Relaxation involves the body and mind, along with the interaction between the two. There are many things that one can do to relax, including physical and social activities, entertainment or specific methods of relaxation and meditation, such as with music or guided imagery.
The key principle in learning to directly relax is in moving one’s attention through different aspects of one’s own being. This attention might be on aspects of the physical body, one’s breath or the mental process. This principle is intertwined with the practical explanations that follow.